Honda Developer Studio to Breed Apps in Silicon Valley
The Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) in California has given birth to the new Honda Developer Studio, an open innovation workspace and online portal that the Japanese automaker hopes will “elevate the connected car experience.” This is following the release of Google’s Android Auto software developer kit, which Android developers can use to adapt their apps to in-vehicle settings.
Beginning next month, developers will be able collaborate with Honda R&D teams and test their Android Auto apps on prototype vehicles at the Honda Developer Studio. This should help bridge the gap between app developers and the automotive world, allowing them to take into account driver safety and other important components while they are still in the process of designing apps.
“App developer participation in the automotive space has the potential to transform the in-car experience,” said HSVL senior program director Nick Sugimoto. “We want to foster app developer participation and enthusiasm, and help them dream-up new experiences that will give drivers access to the latest in digital innovation.”
If you’re interested in taking advantage of the opportunity to work with Honda, check out the Honda Developer Studio portal online to get in touch with Honda engineers and potentially set up a meeting at a workspace in Mountain View, California.